Ohio Questions & Answers

Q: I was drinking an text a minor

1 Answer | Asked in Other for Ohio on
Answered on Jul 26, 2016

That wasn't a good idea. Steer clear and hope nothing comes of it. If you are contacted by police, respectfully decline to talk to them and get an attorney.
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Q: If I have a dog and I let him in my yard on a chain and he bits someone can I get in touble

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for Ohio on
Answered on Jul 26, 2016

If they come in your yard, having been warned, then they have assumed the risk of injury. From a dog law standpoint you won't get in trouble. If they get bit and make a claim, doesn't mean you are in trouble, just that they don't get it. Turn any claim over to your homeowners insurance.
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Q: Do i have any rights to see my grandchild.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Ohio on
Answered on Jul 26, 2016

Ohio courts have generally held that a grandparent has no right to see a child over the parents' objections.
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Q: If my babyfather hit me and threaten to shoot me in my stomach while I was pregnant. Can he get visitation??

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Ohio on
Answered on Jul 25, 2016

Potentially. The court has to consider all the factors and will be hesitant to entirely bar a father from seeing his child. It is likely the visitation would be supervised in your case.
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Q: Is a picture of your rear license plate/tag needed to be issued a speeding citation from an officer with a radar camera?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Answered on Jul 24, 2016

They do not need a picture at all to charge you with speeding when officer is present.
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Q: I'm 16, no previous Tickets. Got distracted for a second & ran a red light & hit a car (not bad). What to expect?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Car Accidents and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Answered on Jul 22, 2016

icense? Or permit? Depends.If it's a light violation, then you will be looking at points. Inattentive driving might be another. Ice cream in a car in the summer--you should know better. I think given points, you need to consider spending money to at least consult with an attorney who handles tickets in that courthouse.
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Q: Had a DUI in WV 9 years ago. Haven't had my license since. I live in Ohio now.

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Ohio on
Answered on Jul 19, 2016

Ohio is not going to give you a license until WV is satisfied.
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Q: Can my landlord do anything if I don't pay my last months rent and just allow them to keep the security deposit of = val

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Ohio on
Answered on Jul 19, 2016

They could sue you, send it to collections, damage your credit, and you wouldn't be able to use them as a reference for a future landlord because they would say bad things about you. Most leases prohibit doing what you are suggesting here and for good reason. The security deposit is there to pay for any damage, not for rent.
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Q: I was in a car accident where I was the passenger in a car and the driver was drunk.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Ohio on
Answered on Jul 18, 2016

You really need to speak with a member of the Ohio Trial Lawyers Assn/Assn for Justice. They give free consults.You need to apply for medical assistance if you don't have health insurance or have a large deductible. You have issues that need to be addressed with a lawyer before you speak with insurance companies.
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Q: If I'm 17 amd my boyfriend just turned 21, could he get in trouble since I'm not 18?

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Answered on Jul 18, 2016

For what precisely? Here's the lay of the land. First, Ohio's age of consent is 16, unless the adult is in a position of authority over the child such as a coach, counselor, or boss, in which case it is 18. A private, consensual sexual relationship is legal, not a great idea, but legal unless he is in a position of authority over you. Second, there are still lots of ways for him to get in trouble. Other state's have a different age of consent, and federal laws concerning trafficking children...
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Q: Dad's 2nd wife says she has a newer will than the 1 I have but refuses to show it to me and is selling stuff; can she

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Ohio on
Answered on Jul 18, 2016

It is unclear to me whether the father is alive or deceased in this question. If the father remains alive, he and his wife are free to sell their stuff no matter what the will says. If not, one can always contest a will, which would certainly get them to produce it.
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Q: I am 17 if my mom goes onto my Facebook and goes through it without consent if that illegal?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Internet Law and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Answered on Jul 18, 2016

While this may technically violate the Ohio Revised Code, I doubt you would get an traction reporting it to police. Most adults feel parents have a right to monitor their children's social media usage, even if they themselves are against it. So, while there are laws against unauthorized access, its unlikely they would be applied very zealously to your parents.
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Q: I was charged with a m1 theft retail 134.00 will I do jail time

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Jul 17, 2016

With competent counsel, the odds of going to jail for an M1 theft are very low. You really ought to be thinking about how you can avoid having the conviction on your record. A theft conviction makes it very difficult to find work. You should hire an attorney.
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Q: Can a landlord sue for back or unpaid rent when the dwelling does not match the terms of the lease

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Ohio on
Answered on Jul 15, 2016

Yes, he can. If you have a dispute with a landlord you are permitted to withhold rent, but you must do so properly. You must place the money in escrow. You cannot simply not pay. If you did not, the landlord may have some ammunition in a lawsuit, even if he too failed to live up to the terms of the lease.
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Q: what does it mean is a criminal case was filed to case auditor after closing?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Jul 14, 2016

That sounds like a notation having to do with the costs and fees associated with the case. The auditor does things like paying witness and jury fees.
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Q: I am 18 and my girlfriend is 17. I got her pregnant while I was 17 and now her dad is trying to file charges. What now?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Jul 14, 2016

The dad is going to have a tough time. The age of consent is 16, so he would be looking at something like contributing to the delinquency of a minor, not unlawful sexual contact, unless you forced her or you are in a position of authority over her such as her boss. Most likely, the police won't take him very seriously. What now? Give him a wide berth and get a lawyer if you are contacted by police.
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Q: Does an expungment removery federal firearm disability

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Jul 14, 2016

Expungement does not remove a federal firearms disability. A minor misdemeanor marijuana conviction, however, does not trigger the disability. It can make it more difficult to obtain a CHL and expungement often does help with that.
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Q: i have a dog and some women keeps hurassing me about my dog what can i do about it ?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Ohio on
Answered on Jul 14, 2016

If the dog is a nuisance, the city may take it away. You haven't really provided much in the way of factual information so its difficult to assess the situation.
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Q: My husband had a affair which lead to a child how does we have two children how Would child-support affect us ?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Ohio on
Answered on Jul 14, 2016

The child's mother has a right to seek child support. If she does so, your husband may be obligated to pay. There are spreadsheets used to determine the support amount based upon the person's income and other expenses.
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Q: What specific Ohio law states that landlords are prohibited from charging tenants punitive damages?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Ohio on
Answered on Jul 13, 2016

There is no statute that says landlords can't charge late fees. There is case law that discusses whether, when, and how much can be charged. It is not uniform throughout the state. http://ohiolandlordtenant.com/eviction-faq/late-fees/
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